First Year Experience
Guiding Pirates to Success (GPS)
Benefits of Participating in FYE:
- Get a head start on your college education.
- Participate in summer extended orientation.
- Year-long personal/academic support as you transition into college life.
- Introduction to Student Support Services.
- Create community by meeting other students.
- Individualized academic/career counseling and guidance.
- Early registration.
Ventura College invites first-time college students to participate in First Year Experience Program (FYE).
The goal of FYE is to introduce new students to the expectations of higher education. Students will connect with campus resources designed to promote academic retention and success. FYE students will learn how to make informed decisions about their educational and career goals. This year-long program begins with our summer extended orientation. Students will learn to engage in the college experience, develop critical thinking skills to enhance academic success, and plan for a successful future at VC and beyond.